UKULELE ACTS FOR HIRE

UKULELE ACTS FOR HIRE

With many thanks to Mike Hater Of Mainland Ukes, this is a work in progress database of worldwide ukulele acts available for bookings. The intention is to create a list of performers to assist events who are looking to book acts.

ukulele performers

Mainland Ukes
If you a free listing, just get in touch with your details in the same format below, keeping your description to a short tag line of 1 line (2 maximum). Hopefully this will grow and grow! Please note - this is for bookable pro or semi pro acts and not for clubs or gatherings that may play gigs at festivals and shows. Club performers have their own ukulele clubs page for that.

Contact me via the Contact page at the foot of this email..



UK

Andydan
Location: South Wales
Description: Synth uke singer songwriter able to paint ambient textures or to incorporate vintage synth sounds with his songs
Website: http://www.andydan.co.uk

The Anything Goes Orchestra
Location: Sheffield
Description: Ukulele based big band sounds
Website: http://www.anythinggoesorchestra.com

Astraluna
Location: Leeds
Description: Alt-folk solo performer, created vocal and instrument loops live
Website: http://www.astralunamusic.com

Izzy B
Location: Kent
Description: Acoustic pop and folk singer songwriter writing about life, love and beyond. Trying to make sense of life through music
Website: http://www.facebook.com/izzybuke/

Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer
Location: Brighton
Description: Chap Hop
Website: http://www.gentlemanrhymer.com

Charlie Beer
Location: South / West Sussex
Description: Up and coming Ukulele Blues talent who needs to be seen to be believed
Contact: charliebeer.cb@gmail.com

The Boy With The Greyhound Tattoo
Location: North Wales
Description: Indie pop one man band with soprano ukulele, vocals, bass and looper
Website: http://www.mikeflaherty.co.uk

Zoë Bestel
Location: Wigtown
Description: Ethereal vocals, poignant melodies, and stirring lyrics. Award winning Nu Folk artist
Website: http://zoebestel.co.uk

Biscuithead and the Biscuit Badgers

Location: Leeds
Description: Moustache powered Tubadours
Website: http://www.biscuithead.co.uk

Colin Bourdiec
Location: North East
Description: George Formby tribute, all round entertainer. Workshops and after dinner speaking too.
Website: http://www.colinbourdiec.com

Liam Capper-Starr
Location: Wirral
Description: Composer of instrumentals and songs you might not expect from a ukulele.
Website: http://www.starrman.co.uk/

Chonkinfeckle
Location: Wigan, Lancashire
Description: Original folk songs and telling stories of work, wives, kids, and the Mother-in-Law
Website: http://chonkinfeckle.co.uk

A.D. Cooke
Location: Wigan
Description: Original catchy quirky songs about life, love, fun and happy times with a good measure of humour.
Website: http://www.adcooke.co.uk

Dawn and her Uke
Location: Paisley
Description: Loop pedalling originality with harmonies and vintage flair
Website: https://www.facebook.com/dawnandheruke/

Dead Mans Uke
Locaton: Sheffield
Description: Ukulele Kings of Cool - Dum Ching!
Website: http://www.deadmansuke.com

Phil Doleman
Location: Belper, Derbyshire
Description: Old Time Good Time Music
Website: http://phildoleman.co.uk

D'Ukes
Location: Chelmsford
Description: Loud electric danceable music
Website: http://www.d-ukes.co.uk

Andy Eastwood
Location: UK
Description: Musical Variety, International entertainer, recording act and ukulele banjo nut
Website: http://www.andyeastwood.com

Robin Evans Esq
Location: Norwich
Description: World Record Holding, Gin loving, Tea loving blues and jazz man
Website: https://www.facebook.com/RobinEvansEsq

Marc Gallagher
Location: Manchester
Description: Playing songs you'd never expect to hear from a ukulele
Website: https://www.marcgallaghermusic.com

Tom Griffin
Location: Oxfordshire
Description: Singer songwriter of his own self penned 'Urban folk blues' - Performing original and traditional cover material
Website: https://tomgriffinmusic.com

The Hedge Inspectors
Location: Hampshire
Description: Acoustic duo with original songs and unique covers
Website: http://www.unplugthewood.com/thehedgeinspectors/

Matt Hicks
Location: Plymouth
Description: Folk, blues, country, bluegrass singer songwriter and collector of old American folk songs
Website: https://matthicksmusic.weebly.com

Jono and the Uke Dealers
Location: Northampton
Description: 4 piece formed in 2012 who write and perform their own music. Gritty British vocals quirky melodies and contemporary lyrics
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pg/JonoAndTheUkeDealers

League of Ukulele Gentlemen
Location: Carlisle
Description: Acclaimed original compositions and your favourite classical, folk, rock and pop with a ukulele twist
Website: https://www.leagueofukulelegentlemen.com

Chris McShane
Location: Barnsley
Description: Music hall and original songs with lots of audience participation. Workshops
Website: https://www.chrismcshanemusic.co.uk

The Mersey Belles
Location: Merseyside
Description: Uke Chanteuses with a retro vibe and modern fun
Website: http://www.merseybelles.co.uk

Ken Middleton
Location: Crewe
Description: Performer and educator. Folk, Bluegrass, Celtic. Large number of intermediate and advanced workshops on offer.
Website: http://www.kenmiddleton.co.uk

Peter Moss
Location: Cheshire
Description: International ukulele and banjolele performer
Website: http://www.petermossuke.com/

Mother Ukers
Location: Bournemouth
Description: Pioneers of Ukular Fusion
Wesbites: https://www.motherukers.com

Samantha Muir
Location: Sherborne
Description: Sublime instrumental classical ukulele, machete and guitar
Website: http://www.samanthamuir.com/

Desmond O'Connor
Location: London
Description: Internationally renowned and award winning composer, lyricist and performer
Website: http://www.desmondoconnor.com

Opera-lele
Location: Kent
Description: Vocal virtuosi performing opera and musical theatre with lots of laughs.
Website: https://www.opera-lele.co.uk

Plastic Jeezus
Location: Dorset
Description: Catchy, upbeat, witty original songs played by a fun-loving band. Bass, drums and ukulele
Website: http://plasticjeezus.bandcamp.com

Renaissance Uke Man
Location: Kent
Description: Cheeky, bawdy, funny, original 17th Century songs
Website: https://m.facebook.com/RenaissanceUkeMan

Reverend Jim
Location: South Scotland
Description: Acoustic singer songwriter in a folky bluesy Americana style
Website: http://www.facebook.com/therealrevjim/

Ricmacfeegle
Location: Wigan
Description: Country blues singer songwriter interspersed with a little cheeky northern folk
Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/ricmacfeegle

Secret Ukulele Band
Location: Merseyside
Description: Soul, Motown, Blues and rock. Experienced pub / club / corporate / festival band
Website: http://www.secretukuleleband.co.uk

Ralph Shaw
Location: UK
Description: King Of The Ukulele!
Website: http://ralphshaw.ca

Robin Shaw
Location: Hereford
Description: Saharan Surf Music, ukulele and kazoo
Website: http://www.robineshaw.wordpress.com

Corrie Shelley and Les Hilton
Location: Wigan
Description: Original folk songs, focus on narrative and storytelling and traditional feel. Warm rounded vocal touched with her Lancashire accent
Website: http://www.corrieshelley.com

Matt Stead and Rob Ash
Location: Gloucestershire
Description: Filmic instrumental ukulele music
Website: https://the-wend.com

Strumdiddlyumptious
Location: Hampshire
Description: Ukulele Party and Function Band
Website: http://www.strumdiddlyumptious.co.uk

The Surrey Ukeaholics
Location: Surrey / Hampshire
Description: Entertaining all sorts of audiences in Surrey / Hampshire since 2013. Pop with a ukulele twist
Website: http://www.ukeaholics.com

Tin Roof Strollers
Location: Kent
Description: Dixieland jazz due featuring banjolele, tuba, cornet, trombone and vocals.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/tinroofstrollers

Ukebox
Location: Liverpool
Description: Unique song covers, tight vocal harmonies, driving basslines
Website: http://www.ukeboxband.co.uk

UkePunk
Location: Lancashire
Description: Originals only, quirky DIY ukulele punk band. Songs about gravy, girls and more
Website: http://www.ukepunk.com

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
Location: London
Description: The ultimate!
Website: http://www.ukuleleorchestra.com

Ukulele Uff and Lonesome Dave Trio
Location: Liverpool
Description: Specialise in obscure and wonderful 20's and 30's jazz, Tin Pan Alley songs and Hawaiian music
Website: http://ukuleleufftrio.co.uk

UP
Location: Nottingham
Description: UP play imaginative arrangements straddling folk, blues, country and reggae drawing on original and classic songs
Website: https://www.up-ukeduo.com

Tricity Vogue
Location: London
Description: Ukulele Cabaret, Cheeky Jazz
Website: http://tricityvogue.com

Sue Warren
Location: Derby
Description: Ukulele Singer / songwriter / personality performer. Singing self composed tunes
Website: http://www.suewarrenmusic.com


USA 

Jason Arimoto 
Location:  Los Angeles
Website: http://www.jasonarimoto.com/about/

Big Tiki and the Mai Tai's
Location: Orlando, FL
Description: A tropical fun band performing their own version of 'Tiki Pop'
Website: http://www/facebook.com/BigTikiAndTheMaiTais/

Brad Bordessa
Location: Honokaa, Hawaii
Description: Solo 'ukulele and vocal interpretations of Hawaiian and singer songwriter music
Website: http://bradbordessa.com

Ben Carr 
Location: Vermont
Description: Jazz, blues, Americana, reggae and workshops
Website: http://bencarrmusic.com/

Chee Maisel
Location: San Diego
Description: Husband and wife duo with complimenting styles and vocal harmonies
Website: http://www.cheemaisel.com

Richard Cisneros
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Description: Comedy originals, Cowboy, jazz and modern standards.
Contact: outhousetrio@gmail.com

Danielle Ate The Sandwich
Location: Fort Collins
Description: Pop folk singer songwriter, performing since 2009
Website: http://danielleatethesandwich.com/

Donna Frost
Location: Nashville TN
Description: Solo ukulele act
Contact: donnafrost12strings@gmail.com

Flea Bitten Dawgs
Location: St Louis, Missouri
Description: Originals, Classics, Grateful Dead, Ukulele Jazz Americana
Website: http://www.fleabittendawgs.com

Stuart Fuchs

Description: Guitarist, Ukulele Stunt Man, Teaching Artist
National Endowment of the Arts Awardee, Endorsing Kala Ukulele Artist
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Website: http://www.stufuchs.com 

Taimane Gardner
Location: Hawaii
Description: Morphing genres, from classical rock to flamenco
Website: https://taimane.com

Tiffani Green
Location: Phillipi, WV
Description: Solo ukulele performer, with a wide style of material. Covers spanning from 40's to today, sing-alongs and originals. From rap to country, trop rock to spiritials.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/tiffani.green.35

Barrett Haselwood
Location: Chicago.
Description: Chicago based Ukulele player specializing in music from the 1920’s to the 1980’s.
Website: http://www.ukulelebarrett.com

Jonathan and his Four String Fiasco
Location: Hazard, KY
Contact: thejtrain@gmail.com

The Ladies of Uke

Location: Tampa, FL
Description: Americana, folk, Irish, pop, and classical style carols
Contact: ukulelegeek0@gmail.com

Lil Rev 
Location: Wisconsin
Description: Musician, educator and storyteller of American music
Website: http://www.lilrev.com

Mango Mike

Location: Chicago
Contact: mjbros@sbcglobalnet

Rachel Manke
Location: Virginia
Description: Songter to make you cry and make you laugh with old school strumming that comes out of Smeck and every strumming hand she watched.
Website: http://www.rachelmanke.com

Jon Martin

Location: Indianapolis
Description: Vocals, ukulele and other instruments
Contact: jonjmartin70@gmail.com

Meatballs Ukulele Band
Location: Kansas City, MO
Description: Ukulele band performing songs from the twenties to Talking Heads
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Meatballs-Ukulele-Band-1659767321006988/?ref=br_rs

Meghan Cristeen Martin
Location: Indianapolis
Description: Masterfully skilled vocalist accompanied by soothing ukulele
Website: https://meghanmartin.bandcamp.com/releases

Mim
Location: Floyd VA
Description: Specialising in audience participation and sing a longs, Mim presents fun forgotten musical gems from the 50's and 60's
Website: http://www.ukulelesideshow.com

Patsy Monteleone
Location: New Jersey
Description: The 20th Century jazz-pop standard repertoire sung with a smooth baritone coupled with a unique, fluent ukulele style
Website: https://www.patsymon.com

Peter Pashoukos
Location: Saratoga Springs NY
Website: http://www.facebook.com/peteplaysstrings/

The Quiet American
Location: Oregon
Description: Husband and wife duo, Aaron and Nicole Keim. A home grown folk revival
Website: http://quietamericanmusic.com/

Gerald Ross
Location: Ann Arbor. MI
Description: Swing, Blues, Early Jazz Uke and lap steel
Website: http://geraldross.com

Dan 'Cool Hand Uke' Scanlan
Location: Nevada City, CA
Description: Songwriting troubadour with a banjo-uke sine 1974
Website: http://www.coolhanduke.com

Devin Scott 
Location: Illinois
Description: Ukulele artist performing covers on the ukulele including everything from Patsy Cline to R. Kelly
Concact: Devinscottukulele@gmail.com

Seeso
Locaton: Chicago, IL
Description: Americana ukulele
Website: http://seesomusic.com

Curt Sheller 
Location: Boyerton, PA

Description: Curt Sheller is a performer and teacher. Playing traditional and contemporary jazz repertoire, with some original music, all of which showcase a nontraditional ukulele performance.
Website: http://www.learningukulele.com

Jake Shimabukuro
Location: Hawaii
Description: The Master!
Wesbite: https://www.jakeshimabukuro.com/home/

Throckmorton Ukulele Band
Location: Atlanta, GA
Description: Original songs of a satirical or comedic nature
Website: http://www.facebook.com/throckukeband/

The Ukulele Kings
Location: Lansing MI
Description: fun and involving all ukulele trio featuring clever originals along with select covers
Website: http://ukulelekings.com

Katy Vernon
Location: Minnesota
Description: Ex pat Brit, combining melodic pop / folk songwriting with twangy Americana
Website: http://katyvernon.com/

Victoria Vox
Location: California
Description: Award winning singer songwriter, mouth - trumpeter and one woman band
Website: http://www.victoriavox.com


ARGENTINA

Bay Swing
Location: Neuquén / Cipoletti
Description: Female trio, ukuleles, banjolele, bass, kazoo and vocals. Swing, jazz, gypsy with a vintage feel
Website: https://www.facebook.com/tresomosmultitud/


AUSTRALIA


Location: Melbourne
Description: A fun and vibrant ukulele duo playing Gypsy, blues, jazz, klezmer, French chanson and more
Website: https://www.facebook.com/DafkaUkeDuo/


AUSTRIA 

Elisabeth Pfeiffer 
Location: Vienna
Description: Virtuoso Solo Arrangements of Pop, Jazz, Classical and Contemporary music
Website: http://poprockukulele.de/en/home-2/ 

BELGIUM

Winin' Boys
Location: Belgium
Description: Ragtime, Tin Pan Alley, Musette, String Band, fast or slow always mucho gusto!

BERMUDA 

Mike Hind 
Location: Bermuda
Description: Music, laughs and lots of smiling
Website: http://www.mikehind.com 

CANADA

James Hill
Location: Nova Scotia
Description: singer, songwriter, educator and virtuoso ukulele player
Website: http://www.jameshillmusic.com

Manitoba Hal 
Location: Nova Scotia
Description: Ukulele playing bluesman and international performer
Website: https://www.manitobahal.com 

In My Orange Kitchen
Location: Enderby
Description: Solo cover performer just starting to write orignals
Website: http://www.facebook.com/inmyorangekitchen/

Craig Manning
Location: Toronto
Description: Performs in excess of 200 solo voice and uke shows annually at festivals, clubs, cafes, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, libraries, art galleries and private events.
Website: http://www.craigmanning.ca

Shukuleles
Location: British Colombia
Description: Old time speakeasy cover band just starting to write their own stuff
Website: http://www.facebook.com/shukuleles/

CHINA

Jia Hong Lu
Location: China
Description: Fingerstyle guitar and ukulele musician
Website: https://www.facebook.com/lujiahong1/

Tony Liu
Location: Shanghai
Description: Solo ukulele act
Website: https://www.facebook.com/ukuleleliuzongli

DENMARK 

Tobias Elof 
Location: Copenhagen
Description: Danish ukulele player who's sound draws on Nordic roots
Website: http://tobiaselof.com/ 

FRANCE 

Percy Copley 
Location: Paris
Description: Bluegrass and Country
Website: http://percy.free.fr 

Dust Sweepers
Location: Paris
Description: Vintage Trio: vintage jazz ongs, swing feeling with a modern attitude, vocal harmonies
Website: http://www.facebook.com/dustweepers/

GERMANY

Crispy Jones
Location: Bavaria
Description: One man bad with backpack drums. Self written singalong songs. Good mood guaranteeed!
Website: https://crispyjonesenglish.blogspot.co.uk/

Scotty Riggins
Location: Bavaria
Description: 1920's to today!
Website: http://www.scottyriggins.com

The Ukelites
Location: Munich
Website: http://www.ukelites.de

IRELAND

Here's 2 Ukes
Location: Greystones
Description: Cocktail classics with a ukulele twist. Specialising in the Great American songbook and American tunes from the 1900's
Website: https://www.facebook.com/heres2ukes

ITALY 

Francesco Albertazzi 
Location: Alessandria
Description: Authentic Italian ukulele player
Website: http://www.francescoalbertazzi.com

Ukulollo
Location: Vicenza
Website: http://www.ukulollo.com

JAPAN

Kyas Ryo
Location: Kochi
Description: Fingerstyle ukulele
Website: http://kyas.jp/

U900
Location: Tokyo
Description: Pop rock and fusion
Website: http://www.facebook.com/U900UkuleleDuo/

Iwao Yamaguchi
Location: Yamagata
Description: Fingerstyle acoustic rock
Website: https://iwao-breeze.com/profile/

NETHERLANDS

Professor Peter
Location: Rotterdam
Description: Songs from the twenties and thirties
Website: https://www.profp.nl

NEW ZEALAND

The Nukes
Location: Auckland
Description: A fine blend of folk, bluegrass, reggae and post punk is caressed, coaxed and beaten out of three innocent wee ukuleles
Website: http://www.thenukes.co.nz

SOUTH KOREA

Sungha Jung
Location: Cheonju, South Korea
Description: Fingerstyle guitar and ukulele
Website: http://www.facebook.com/sunghajungmusic/


SPAIN

The Big Kahunalele
Location: Barcelona
Description: Blues and ragtime ukulele band from Spain
Website: http://www.facebook.com/bigkahunalele

TAIWAN

Vanessa Ding
Location: Taipei
Description: Combines dance with ukulele, guzheng
Website: http://www.facebook.com/vanessadingmusic

Hen Ren Jie
Location:Taiwan
Description: Singer songwriter
Website: https://www.facebook.com/HeRenJieOfficial

Annier Lee
Location: Taiwan
Website: http://www.starwishuke.com

THAILAND

Singto Numchok
Location: Bangkok
Description: Surf, pop, Thai folk
Website: http://www.facebook.com/singtonumchok/

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